Opening Next Month
Opening Next Month
The first Relais & Châteaux Property in Andalucia can be found in the heart of the Old Town of Marbella, on the lively Calle Ancha, a popular street full of restaurants, tapas bars & shops.
The three buildings that constitute La Fonda date back to the early 16th century and encompass internal courtyards, patios and gardens.
Once a private residence, it later became a church and then a school, before the well known designers, Jaime Parlade & Duarte Pinto Coelho, transformed it into a luxurious hotel in 1967, eventually becoming a Michelin star restaurant in the late 80’s.
Most of the original buildings still stand, as do the two high towers with 360 degree views of Marbella.
Thick walls made of mud, stone and brick, magnificent archways that lead to hidden patios, wooden beams that run along high ceilings, old chimneys and tiled rooms, painted walls that tell stories and trees within that bring the buildings to life.
Complete respect was given to the preservation of the original buildings, maintaining the archways, columns, large windows & patios.
They were filled with worthy pieces of art and tapestries creating a place for noble minds and friends to gather.
The ambiance was not of a typical hotel or restaurant, but that of a welcoming home with its own story to tell.
As the 90’s unfolded and times changed, the buildings were forgotten, abandoned to the ivy and taken over by the trees locked within its walls, known only in the memories of those that once dined in its beautiful patios below the ficus trees.
If you are interested in joining our team, please start by introducing yourself here and attach your C.V or send us an email. Looking forward to hearing from you.
High Tea Service
Garden & Sun Room
Sky Bar, Rooftop Terrace
Fine Dining Restaurant
Full- Service Apartments
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